Best bakeries (for bread)
Making a short trip to NYC in early April, and I'm interested in bread bakeries (in Manhattan). Already on my list are Sullivan St Bakery, Amy's, GranDaisy.....can you suggest any others? TIA.
Other Manhattan options:
Blue Ribbon Bakery Market
There are lots of new bread makers on the scene lately, including:
Bien Cuit's new Manhattan location
Maison Kayser's new Manhattan location
Landbrot - 2 locations
Hot Bread Kitchen - Harlem
Don't discount Runner & Stone or SCRATCHbread in Brooklyn, which have also been getting buzz.
I second Orwasher's for rye bread.I used to live in an apartment that faced their vents. I smelled the bread baking every morning . Fantastic. All Good Things in Tribeca , houses a "booth" that sells Orwasher's rye bread. Grandaisy Tribeca is only about 4 blocks from there, so going to both is easy. Actually, at All Good Things , they give away free tastes of the rye bread, so you don't have to buy a loaf.
I am not a big fan of Amy's and Sullivan st bakery but I do love baguettes from Pain D'avignon, Some people love bread from Maison Kayser but I found them to be too dense and thick in texture. Balthazar is too crusty in my opinion though their potato onion bread is amazing.
Bread from Pain D'avignon has the perfect crust and chewy and slightly doughy inside. I love Tom Cat's baguettes too and they are available in many supermarket.